VIDEO: Philosopher Mike Tyson Analyzes the ‘Fragile Human Mind’

Published 02/08/2021, 10:12 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Former champion Mike Tyson poses on the red carpet during the Box Fan Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)


Mike Tyson, the boxing great can pass on some valuable life lessons as he has witnessed some extreme days in both glory and sorrow in his life. He had a troubled time as a teenager, but overcame everything to become a staunch boxer and reigned as the youngest heavyweight champion at 20.

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This is a feat that is still untouched. However, Tyson endured his dark days again and suffered severe difficulties even after becoming a world champion. That said, the 54-year-old is no less than a philosopher.

In his recent podcast alongside WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney, Tyson poured his opinion on the human mind and the aspect of fear that we all confront.

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‘Iron’ Mike said, “When you get older you realize how fragile the human mind is, and how gentle our securities and how insecure the human mind is. But it is so powerful, it wants the world but it is such afraid of himself. That’s what I never understood.”

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He added, “What is it afraid of? That’s what I never understood. What is the consciousness afraid of, that doesn’t allow it to reach it’s highest potential?”

Devin Haney heard it carefully as he is walking in the same path, that Mike Tyson walked on years ago. While Tyson has achieved it all, Haney still has a long path to cover. However, he has started off well.

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What’s next for Devin Haney? Does Mike Tyson have a role to play?

The undefeated WBC lightweight champion, Devin Haney, can face anyone from the looming 135 lbs roster. However, Mike Tyson seems to be interested in a fight between Haney and unified lightweight champion, Teofimo Lopez. When Lopez arrived at Tyson’s Hotboxin podcast, ‘Iron Mike face timed ‘The Dream’ and instigated a fight between them.

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He did something similar between WBC Interim champion Ryan Garcia and WBA title-holder Gervonta Davis. But, nothing is final for now, and the 135 lbs roster is still jammed with alluring ideas, with no signs of their fruition.

Do you think Mike Tyson can clear the path for the active lightweight pugilists?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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